How Do You Make Kitchen Tie Towels?


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Make kitchen tie towels by sewing a piece of fabric to the top of a towel that can be tied onto a bar or a towel rack. You need fabric, fusible fleece, a kitchen towel and a needle and thread or a sewing machine.

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To make a kitchen tie towel, first make a trapezoid template for the fabric portion that's 7 inches long at the bottom, 6 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches long at the top. Trace the shape on two pieces of matching fabric, one for the front of the tie towel and one for the back, and one piece of fusible fleece. Trim 1/2 inch from the 7-inch side of the fleece shape so that it is slightly shorter than the fabric shapes.

From the same material used for the backing of the tie towel, cut one 2-inch by 28-inch strip of fabric, and fold in the sides lengthwise 1/2 inch. Fold the strip in half lengthwise, and sew the unfolded edge closed. Cut the strip of fabric into two 14-inch pieces for the tie towel's ties.

Arrange the fleece on the wrong side of the front piece of fabric with the short ends together, and fuse it with an iron. Fold up, and crease the longer end of the fabric. Place the ends of the ties at the short top of the right side of the fleece-fused fabric, and arrange the other piece of fabric with the right side down on top of the ties. Sew the top and sides of the two fabric pieces closed with the long bottom open, and turn the material right side out. Insert one side of the towel in the open side of the two fabric pieces, and sew it on.

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